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General Grant National Memorial

122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
+1 212-666-1640
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The final resting place of President Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife, Julia, is the largest mausoleum in North America. It testifies to a people's gratitude for the man who ended the bloodiest conflict in American history as Commanding General of the Union Army and then, as President of the United States, strove to heal a nation after a civil war and make rights for all citizens a reality.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
+1 212-666-1640
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Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Not every tourist will go this far uptown to see this memorial but it is really worth the trip. Be sure to check the opening hours because there are self guided and guided opening hours!

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

Visited this week. Lovely memorial in a beautiful setting by Riverside Park. Very informative visitors centre as well. This was run by the National Parks Service & was really well run. Staff were exceptionally helpful. Highly recommended.

1  Thank NYfan45
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Set in a quiet part of Harlem. It's very leafy and calm. I took time to visit whilst waiting for a bus. An interesting historical sight.

1  Thank Nicola D
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The Burial Tomb of Ulysses S. Grant is both and awe-inspiring architectural feat, and a fitting tribute to a great man. The tomb itself is beautiful, and the helpful, friendly tour guides give the memorial a friendly and learning-inducing feel to the experience. It is...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This historical site is a little out-of-the-way, up on Riverside Drive near 125th Street in Harlem. For those who are interested in the Civil War it is a well worth the trip. The tomb is an enormous mausoleum where Grant and his wife Julia are...More

1  Thank George S
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Grants Tomb is a beautiful memorial and it seems virtually no-one knows about it! It is certainly off the main tourist trail, when we went there was no-one else there! Combine the trip with Columbus University and it is half a day well spent.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

The tomb is quite huge It was closed when we were there. I would have liked to see the inside. There are columns and a rotunda.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I love history, so this was a must see while on the Hop On bus. It answers the age old question, "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" His wife, also. Besides the caskets, there are small rooms with many flags of the Civil War, and portraits...More

1  Thank RetiredTraveler2009
Reviewed October 9, 2016

dropped my son at manhattan school of music early saturday and decided to walk over to grant's tomb with my wife. what a fantastic memorial beautiful architecture and somewhat grand bucolic and eerie in some delightful way.most importantly it is imperative you stop by the...More

1  Thank stephen r
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The contents of the structure will take minutes to visit--the structure itself is a marvel. At one time, you can imagine the panoramic view of the Hudson River that Grant would have had. Now the trees are in the way. Nonetheless, the exhibit is free...More

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